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Swing Time: Branford Marsalis on New Album, Playing with the Grateful Dead, Jazz Fest and More

Swing Time: Branford Marsalis on New Album, Playing with the Grateful Dead, Jazz Fest and More

Jeff Tamarkin on May 18, 2019
Branford Marsalis plays with Dead & Company at LOCKN’ Festival 2018 (photo by John Patrick Gatta) The longtime New Orleans ambassador to jam-nation steps out with a new studio album just in time for Jazz Fest. Ask most artists to explain the meaning of an album title, and you’ll likely get a long, drawn-out dissertation […]
Interview: Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans

Interview: Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans

Dean Budnick on May 16, 2019
“The Soul Queen of New Orleans” looks back on her Jazz Fest legacy. “I have not missed performing at a Jazz Fest since my first one in 1974.” At that time, Irma Thomas, a New Orleans native, was living in California, where she moved after Hurricane Camille destroyed many of the clubs that she regularly […]
Check Out Our April/May CD Sampler

Check Out Our April/May CD Sampler

May 13, 2019
Check out the Artist Samplers from our April/May Issue. The combined playlist streams on Spotify:  CD SAMPLER TRACKS Galactic “Clap Your Hands” ft. Miss Charm Taylor From the album Already Ready Already Tchoup-zilla Records / Thirty Tigers Galactic’s Already Ready Already sees the NOLA band take a contemporary approach to their progressive sound, interpolating […]